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  1. Apologies, they are the same N22A engine. When I saw the picture in the snow for some reason I had it in my head you had a mk7 Civic.
  2. There was nothing documented on manifold replacement on the Civic when I changed mine. There was me and 2 other owners doing the job at the same time providing support to one another through a marque forum which was really helpful. Anyway, really glad you didn't have to go through a similar process and got it all sorted with injector seals. Injector seals are normally a crushable copper washer but not familiar with your engine.
  3. Well I added this used cap in order to gain this clean pass Unfortunately the mileage has gone down as it wasn’t recorded correctly at the first test, but nothing to get worked up about. Glad I got the pass as I need it next week for a 300 mile round trip, as unfortunately I lost my dad last week. May give it a wax this week even though I know it’ll be filthy again.
  4. Need an aviation spanner then. They don't have any crank on them.
  5. Should be but mine has never had it. Hope the replacement does as a new one is £100 from Honda. Got a secondhand one on the way which was still £30 so an expensive memory lapse. Yeah plenty of the 2.2 diesels do big mileage which was one of the attractions of the car. Rust is reassuringly absent as well so hope this one lasts a fair while longer.
  6. Only chain slippage I have read about has been on a 1.8 petrol. There has been a lengthy recent thread on a marque specific forum. Anyway failed the MoT, booohh. For the most stupid and embarrassing of reasons. Fuel cap missing. I can only assume I got distracted and didn't replace it last time I filled up between Christmas and New year. Replacement sorted from ebay and hopefully soon on its way. What a dumb fail.
  7. I thought the actual exhausts pointed down and the tips pointing rearward were just fakes. Not tried poking anything in there to check. Anyway I have the MoT tomorrow, so time to place bets. Thats if test centres are not forced to close through the lockdown which Boris is widely expect to announce. Would prefer to get a proper test than an extension. Fingers crossed they stay open.
  8. Not as put off as I was ! 😀 It was a case of fixing something and a few weeks later something else failed. Just about replaced all hoses/pipes, radiator etc. Never did get the heater working really well though.
  9. Had a R19 16v for 3 years. The first year was sorting the cooling system out probably from neglect. Blocked heater matrix resulted in almost zero heat in the cabin and some awkward to access corroded pipes. Heater control knobs snap off. Once done it was great. I would check the heater works!
  10. Cost would be a new pair of numberplate. Then £80 (or whatever fee it may have gone up to at the time) to remove it when you dispose of the car.
  11. When I looked 2 years ago the diesels were £500 more than petrols. Maybe thats reversed because Dieselgate. Petrols can do big mileage if well looked after but they've fallen into uncaring hands these days. The diesel can routinely do big mileage even with a little abuse and its such a torquey unit its really relaxing to drive. Its my first diesel in 30 years driving and I kinda like it for an car duties. Exhaust exits with 2 downturned pipes, one each side behind the bumper. The pipe through the triangular exits in the bumper are just fakery.
  12. I wasn't aware of the type r connection. So my diesel has type r bits. 😀 Yeah its an EX with HIDs and nav. The nav looks a bit dated but for a 2006 car, still does 7 digit postcodes and has a 2018 disc (£10) so fairly up to date for functional purposes.
  13. So this was Hondas first real stab at a diesel and the engine is reasonably refined, economical and has a real good pull from 1500rpm. But boy did they drop a goolie with she fanimold. It’s a 2 piece welded affair and the weld cracks Later modified to a single piece cast affair. Of course I was oblivious to this little fact until after purchase. There were no online guides for this and there is easier access to a Yorkshiremans wallet. I’m from Yorkshire before anyone complains! It’s not noticeable when driving but when stationary it quickly becomes unbearable. Decided to have a
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